What Jesse wants most is a guitar. But it seems beyond his reach. His mom can’t afford to buy him one, but she gives him an ocarina instead. Jesse is grateful and disappointed at the same time, so he goes out for a walk. Along the way he meets others who need his help. He gives what he can and learns that we can’t always predict the results of our actions.
Author Laura Alary’s charming story is full of unexpected twists and is based on a well-loved tale from India about giving (and receiving). Ariane Elsammak’s whimsical illustrations draw us into the story, as we journey with Jesse and find ourselves surprised at how open-hearted giving is a gift in itself.
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